Conner Scott, 23, and his sister Sable ignored the signs and walked well off the beaten path at Yellowstone National Park. When they came across what they assumed to be a natural hot spring tragedy struck. Conner considered taking a dip in what he assumed was natures hot tub while his sister started recording a video on her phone. Scott had deliberately wandered off looking for a place to “hot pot,” a practice where outdoor adventurers soak in natural hot springs. While reaching to test the temperature of the water, Conner slipped and fell into the boiling pool where he died while his sister watched.
It took rangers hours to find the remote pool. When they finally located the hot spring a lightning storm forced them back to shelter. When they returned to make a second attempt the next day, Scott’s body was badly dissolved by the extreme temperatures and low pH. Recovery of his remains will be difficult if possible at all. “In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving,” Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress told KULR.